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Hibiscus Lord Baltimore

Lord Baltimore is the famous classic red with blooms up to 10 inches across. All-time favorite nationwide. (Hibiscus)

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Details:

Zones: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Plant Size: 48-60" tall (4-5 feet), 24-36" wide
Light: Full Sun
Bloom Time: Mid to late summer
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 9SHRUB
Common Name Hardy Hibiscus
Botanical Name Hibiscus moscheutos
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements Full Sun
Flower Color Red
Flower Size Up to 10 inch flowers
Estimated Mature Height 48-60" tall (4-5 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 24-36" wide
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Evergreen N/A
Native N/A
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Loamy Soil, Clay Soil
Amount of Rain N/A
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Borders, Showy Flowers
Additional Information N/A
Special Groups N/A
Ideal Growing Region N/A
Ships to Canada No
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Description
Lord Baltimore is one of the earlier hybrids, and still one of the top favorites. It' easy to see why--the deep red classic hibiscus blooms are up to 10 inches across and cover a plant usually no taller than five feet. Just one of these will create a sensation in your front yard.

The Hardy Hibiscus is the result of hybridizing our own little-known North American native wildflower shrubs, the tall wild hibiscus species, mostly one called Hibiscus moscheutos.

Do not confuse these hardy ones with the beautiful tropical ones used as houseplants. That's H. rosa-sinensis, the Chinese Hibiscus, and the national flower of Malaysia. Its also the one everyone enjoys in landscaping in Miami and in Hawaii. If you don't live in those frost-free places, you'll love the hardy types.

The fantastic Hardy Hibiscus hybrids are one of gardenings best-kept secrets, unless one of your neighbors happens to have one. They make glossy green shrubs about 4 or 5 feet tall, and in mid and late summer cover themselves with dinnerplate-sized flowers in a selection of colors.

How the Hardy Hibiscus hybrids happened: One of the earliest sensations in this group was the famous hybrid, Lord Baltimore, followed by Lady Baltimore which was developed during the 1970s.

But those two were only the beginning. Like most sensational groups of hybridized plants, there is usually a passionate person behind it all. In this case, its three people--the famous Fleming Brothers of Lincoln, Nebraska. Years ago, Jim, Bob, and Dave Fleming became interested in the sort of rangy native hibiscus species they knew from the wild. Their mother was the Nebraska State Naturalist, so all three of them grew up as native plant experts. To make a long story short, they spent their entire lives hybridizing and are the creators of many very famous perennials in the market today, but the most famous are the Fleming Hibiscus Hybrids. These patented plants include the world-famous Robert Fleming, Kopper King and many others. The last Fleming brother passed away just a few years ago, but their own wholesale nursery is still in business, and you can visit their website. You'll see fascinating photos and read all about the brothers and their fantastic legacy of fine flowers. Its an incredible story of three men who loved plants. Here's their site: Fleming Flower Fields.

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Reviews

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Pros

  • Low maintenance (3)
  • Vivid colors (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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      5.0

      Beautiful!

      By Hanifak25

      from NC

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Long Bloom Time
      • Low Maintenance
      • Reliable Growth
      • Vivid Colors

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus moscheutos Lord Baltimore - Plant:

          I am new to this, but i was looking for a hibiscus perennial which would grow in coastal NC. It took a little bit to get going the first year, but it kept coming when it did. Large beautiful blooms.
          This year it has come back, and has even more stalks than last year promising a fuller bush! So excited because i really thought winter would get it. Now i know to cut down the left over stalks as new ones come up each year.

           
          4.0

          LOVE LOVE LOVE this plant

          By Gayle R.

          from Outside of Chicago

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Gorgeous
          • Low Maintenance
          • Pest Resistant
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

          • Only 1 Out Of 2 Came Up

          Best Uses

          • Large Areas
          • Raised Beds

          Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus moscheutos Lord Baltimore - Plant:

          I love love love this plant. So do all my neighbors. Unfortunately I planted 2 of them and only 1 came up, but this past summer was the second summer, and it put on quite a show for us. IT BLOOMED AND BLOOMED AND BLOOMED for us. At one time we had over 20 blooms. It is big, gorgeous and magnificent! My neighbors all want one. I will be ordering again but in different colors.

           
          5.0

          Nice plant.

          By Jerry L

          from N.Y.

          About Me Casual Hobbyist, Getting Started

          Pros

          • Low Maintenance
          • Vivid Colors

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cut Flowers
            • Large Areas

            Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus moscheutos Lord Baltimore - Plant:

            Nice summer blooming plant. Watered every other day. Grew well the first season.

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            A Classic Hibiscus

            By Ebay Ron

            from Gainesville, FL

            About Me Getting Started

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            Pros

            • Accurate Instructions
            • Attractive
            • Hardy
            • Healthy

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Garden
              • Outdoors
              • Patio
              • Pool Area

              Comments about American Meadows Hibiscus moscheutos Lord Baltimore - Plant:

              This Hibiscus was easy to germinate and would up being the center of my garden. Love it.

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